Sunday, May 3, 2015

Monologue Mania Day #445 The Innocence Project by Janet S. Tiger May 3, 2015

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 Monologue Mania Day #445   by Janet S. Tiger  May 3, 2015                                                                    The Innocence Project
                              A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © all rights reserved                                                                                          

         (A woman walks onstage, she is nervous, holding a purse, which she sets on the floor as she sits.  She shakes her head 'no')

I don't need water.  And I can't stay long, I hafta catch a bus.....

         (Listens, gets upset)

I don't know nothin' about that stuff!  I told you already!  I dunno what happened to her jewelry!  She was gettin' old, ya know?  So sometimes she threw stuff away!  Said she hated clutter!  And she didn't want to be a hoarder, like one of her relatives, some cousin I think.

 I even took some of it out of the garbage pail when I noticed it, I showed you, Mrs. B.....I loved your mother....she was a nice lady and nice to me.......


Yeah, sometimes she yelled at me, but all old people get that way.....(to herself)  sometimes young people, too......and I ain't no thief!  Just because you can't find stuff don't mean I took it!  Just because I don't have a lotta money don't mean you can blame me for when maybe somebody in your family took it!  I got my rights!  So I'm goin' home, and if you don't like it, call the police......I don't care.....I know they won't find anything, and then.....then I'm gonna sue you for...what's that word?  ....Defamation of character!  I ain't stupid - I watch Judge Judy and People's Court!

        (She stands up, takes her purse, stops, looks back)

And don't let me know when the funeral is, cause I ain't comin'!  So there!

       (She hugs her purse to her chest, goes to exit, but as she is almost gone, she stops and looks back....and she smiles, strokes her purse and laughs.  The end of some stolen memories)

Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315
Member Dramatists Guild since 1983
Swedenborg Hall 2006-8

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